Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge believe this refuge is a unique natural resource. They encourage visitors of all ages, and from around the globe, to experience this special place. Their goals include helping visitors and the community to develop a deeper appreciation for, and understanding of, the refuge and its mission. Their work includes assistance with event planning, interpretive and education programs, and providing financial backing for selected programs through fund-raising activities which include building an outdoor classroom. You can link to the Friends' Facebook page here.
International Crane Foundation
MN DNR Wildlife – Sauk Rapids
MN Pollution Control Agency
Sherburne County Natural Resources Conservation Service
Sherburne County Soil & Water Conservation District
Benton County Soil & Water Conservation District
St. Cloud State University Biology Department
MN Deer Hunters Association – Grand Rapids
National Wild Turkey Federation
Great River Greening
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Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, which is managed by Sherburne NWR Complex, is the smallest refuge in the NWR system. It also hosts one of only five common tern breeding colonies in Minnesota. This year Mille Lacs NWR is "terning" 100 and you're invited to our centennial celebration on Friday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Father Hennepin State Park.